Commonwealth CA-16 Wirraway Mk3: The CAC Wirraway was a training and general purpose military aircraft manufactured in Australia by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corp. (CAC) between 1939 and 1946. The aircraft was an Australian development of the North American NA-16 training aircraft. During World War II, the Wirraway saw action against Japanese forces. It was also the starting point for the design of an "emergency fighter", the CAC Boomerang. Wikipédia

Commonwealth Wirraway The CAC Wirraway was a training and general…

A20 CAC Wirraway formation from No 21 Squadron RAAF, based at Laverton, Victoria, during July 1941.

RAAF CAC Wirraway CAC Wirraway formation from No 21 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force, based at Laverton, Victoria, during July

North American Harvard (top) & Australian licence built derivitave CAC Wirraway comparison - 2016 Tyabb Airshow

Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation: Aussie WWII Battlers & Aviation Pioneers

North American Harvard (top) & Australian licence built derivitave CAC Wirraway comparison - 2016 Tyabb Airshow

Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Wirraway.Although the Wirraway (an Aboriginal word meaning "Challenger") was designated as the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) advanced trainer during World War Two, its usefulness as a makeshift frontline fighter was secured on 26 December 1942 when a converted example shot down a Japanese navy A6M 'Zero-Sen' fighter. Wirraways saw convoy duty from Darwin, in Malaya, New Britain and New Guinea until mid-1943.

Name comes from an Aboriginal word for "Challenger". One even challenged a Zero & won on December 26

Ex RAAF Commonwealth CA-3 Wirraway. Luskintyre - Australia, July 27, 2013.

Photograph of VH-WWY (cn Commonwealth Wirraway, Luskintyre, Private, High quality military aircraft photos at the internet military aviation leader, AIRFIGHTERS.

Commonwealth CA-3 Wirraway Mk II, VH-WWY. Another indigenous Australian design based on the Harvard/Yale/Texan series. Mainly used as a trainer, like many aircraft at time pressed into service in other roles when needs demanded & resources short. Another preserved flyer in the picture.

detailed technical data, specifications and photos of Fighter / Fighter Bomber / Trainer CAC, Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Wirraway

Commonwealth CA-16 Wirraway - VH-CAC / A20-722 (cn 1174) Taxiing for the performance.

Commonwealth Wirraway - VH-CAC / (cn Taxiing for the performance.

Commonwealth CA-16 Wirraway

Picture of the Commonwealth Wirraway aircraft

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